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1850 Census: Abstract of the Seventh Census

The Seventh Census. Report of the Superintendent of the Census for December 1, 1852; to which is appended the report for December 1, 1851.

The report of December 1, 1852 includes comments and statistical tables relative to the population of the United States and its progress with comparisons to experience in other countries; place of birth of population; deaf mutes, blind, insane and idiotic; pauperism; crime; religion; property; agriculture; railroads; and telegraphs. The appended report of December 1, 1851 describes the scope of the census and of the tabulated returns and includes preliminary returns of population and manufactures.

A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.

Page Last Revised - December 16, 2021
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